Pet Care

Why All Natural Dog Soap?

Did you ever wonder what ingredients in your dog’s soap? Have you ever read the label? If your dog’s soap has Tea Lauryl Sulphate or chemicals that are too long to pronounce, perhaps it’s time for a change!

Let’s face it – most ‘soap’ you buy on the market isn’t even really soap. The natural glycerin has been stripped out – to be sold again to you later. It contains petroleum products, artificial fragrances, synthetics and harsh chemicals that strip the natural oils from your dog’s coat, dry out the skin, and can even irritate them. What’s more, after bathing our dogs, we put chemical pesticides right on their skin to kill insects.

<>pLavinia Botanica handmade dog soaps are 100% all-natural vegetarian soap which is a natural alternative to chemical washes. I created this dog soap range because we wanted a gentle soap to be available to bathe your precious companion. My dog shampoo bars are handmade with quality food grade oils like olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil and neem oil.  All ingredients and procedures are the same as for our human luxury range; these soaps will condition their coats, leaving your dog’s coat silky and shining. We have added specific essential oils to any skin condition and reducing pesky insects that might irritate their skin.

There are NO artificial or synthetic ingredients in our soap range. And because there are no artificial latherers like we are all used to in shampoos, *YOU* are the one who needs to provide the elbow grease. Work up the lather in your hands for 15 seconds before applying to a very wet dog.  Best of all, it rinses out quite easily even when used on very thick dog coats.

You will find a wide range of healthful and all natural soaps for your dog. Soaps that contain the very finest ingredients, carefully chosen for their beneficial effects and your dog needs.

Our natural soaps bring so much healing to your dog’s skin and coats.  They are gentle to sensitive skin, they clean, moisturise and smell great!

  • Goat’s milk is highly moisturising.
  • Chamomile and calendula are calming and soothing to irritated skin
  • Our True Blue Dog soap contains tea tree which is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral
  • Oatmeal soap is a natural soothing exfoliant
  • Peppermint ease sore muscles and whiten coats
  • Our Pooch Deluxe Dog Soap is an insect blend that is friendly to dogs – not friendly to bugs!

Nature gives us all we need to make healthy healing soaps for our dogs.

Once you try our soaps, we think you’ll agree that nature has it right!

Puppy Love Soap

This soap is like a spa treatment! Our Puppy Love Dog soap is loaded with peppermint, tea tree and citronella essential oils. It also contains neem oil.  A warm bath with this soap is a fantastic way to soothe those sore muscles after a long hike or extended doggie workout. And the peppermint is also a natural coat brightener nice.

Pooch Deluxe Dog Soap

This soap will become a real favourite as bugs hate it!  It is full of lemongrass, peppermint, lavender, cedarwood and citronella the best essential oils. The result is a bright citrusy aroma. You’ll love the smell.  Our base is made of goat’s milk and our quality blend of oils will naturally moisturise your dog’s skin and fur. This soap lathers well and, we’re told, the scent lasts well in the soap.

True Blue Dog Soap

This soap contains Australian essential oils as well as lemongrass to keep those insects away.  It is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral; it also contains neem oil to help to condition the dog’s coat.

Dog Ear Shield

This rub is for dogs that have a problem with flies biting their ears and creating sores.  Just apply on the sores and it will heal them as well as musk the ears from the flies.  It can be rubbed anywhere on the body that needs sores to be healed.  Also very good for ear infections.  Just apply inner ear outside and the oils will be drawn in by the heat of the dog.

Pooch Deluxe Liquid Dog Soap

Know you can wash your dog with a chemical free liquid soap that contains essential oils that bugs hate!  It is full of lemongrass, peppermint, lavender, cedarwood and citronella the best essential oils. The result is a bright citrusy aroma. You’ll love the smell.  Our base is made of goat’s milk and our quality blend of oils will naturally moisturise your dog’s skin and fur. This liquid soap lathers well and, we’re told, the scent lasts well in the fur.

Neem oil what is it?

Neem oil is made from the seeds of the neem tree.  The bark, leaves and oil of the neem tree have been used in India for several thousand years, and are still used today. About 75% of Ayurvedic remedies contain some form of neem! Indians call the sacred neem tree “the village pharmacy”, and have limitless faith in its abilities.  People value neem as a natural insect repellent and pesticide, they use it for skin care and skin disorders. Neem oil is used on humans, animals, and plants for a huge range of different problems and diseases.

Neem is the most heavily researched herbal remedy in India. Scientists have identified over 150 active substances. Neem oil is hardly known in Australia or Europe, but in the US it has reached high fashion status.

Neem oil in pet soap for dogs keeps fleas, ticks, dog scabies mites, and any other annoying biting insects away, and generally promotes a shiny, healthy and problem-free coat and skin (just like using neem products on your own hair and skin does). It relieves skin rashes, kills some of the contagious causes of yeast infections, and reduces ringworm and eczema in dogs and boosts the immune system.  Since neem is known for its insecticidal properties, giving your dog a bath with neem oil shampoo will help to get rid of all these skin problems. This soap is safe even if you use it often. Reducing unnecessary loss of fur, preventing skin diseases, strengthening and improving the fur coat are some of the benefits of neem oil for dogs.